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  1. 1. Scientific Premium Company • USA P.O. Box 9516 • Hamilton, New Jersey 08650 • Telephone 609.689.3787 email: First, you. need to read the Chi Power things and yin rhythm is used to attract.Plus booklet and the chi info sheets included Chi gung breathing is done by allowingin your package. Then listen to the audio yourself to relax and taking a long inhaletape, which includes info on building a Chi (making your inhale longer than yourPower voice. You do not need to read the normal breathing, by slowly letting yourProlepsis booklet at this time ("prolepsis" lungs expand and controlling the air flow),means "a story of how it could have been"). then slowly exhaling (making your exhaleThe Prolepsis does not include any informa- longer than your normal exhale, again bytion on how to build your chi. controlling the air flow). Be sure you are Read everything about building the chi breathing deep enough that your abdomenmore than once for those areas that interest expands on the inhale and contracts on theyou the most. It is very easy to read over exhale. Chi gung breathing is done slowlyimportant information, so reading it at least and relaxed. If you find you are getting dizzyseveral times will help you avoid missing or feeling light-headed after several breaths,anything. you need to slow down your breathing You dont have to be a martial artist, or pattern. Chi gung breathing can be doneeven an athlete, to learn how to do the chi. through either your nose or mouth (mostYou only need determination to learn. people practice this type in through the nose Chi energy can be expelled from your and out through the mouth). We want you tobody as a quick surge (for throwing or practice breathing through your mouth to ~ begin with, in order to get the other twobreaking) or as a steady stream of ions (formanipulating objects or living things). To types of breathing rhythm down easier.externalize strong chi, of either type, you After several months of practice you will bemust first increase your lung capacity. able to create the energy through either your nose or mouth. LEARN TO DEEP BREATHE YANG CHI RHYTHM To begin with, you must get the breath- To create the yang chi rhythm, which ising down right. There are three different used to repel things, you need to make abreathing exercises you need to learn to get short inhale (still deep breathing) and thenthe chi to work. The three types are (1) chi a long exhale through your mouth. Yourgung (also called cbi kung) or relaxed deep inhale should only last one to two seconds,breathing, with long inhale and long exhale, and the exhale should last at least five to(2) yang chi rhythm, with long exhale and ten seconds. As you get better at doing theshort inhale, and (3) yin chi rhythm, with breathing exercises, your exhale breath willlong inhale and short exhale. Chi gung last longer (a good exhale of 15 to 30 secondsbreathing will be used when going through will give you better control). To make surethe tape exercises and when you do any type you are doing it properly, place your hand inof meditation. Yang rhythm is used to repel front of your mouth a few inches away. When you exhale, make an audible noise (sub-vocal sound) trying to get it to come © 1995-2001, SPC • USA. All Rights Reserved. 1 Printed in USA Form NO. 95201
  2. 2. magazine) on your abdomen and practice for three minutes is designed to teach you to breathe from your lower, as well as upper,from as deep in your throat as possible. Your lung system. This increases your lungmouth should be slightly open in an oval capacity, so you will be able to breathe muchshape, and you want to use the "hahhhhhh" longer inhales and exhales. This will helpsound. When you exhale you should only feel you create a better chi rhythm. By chia little bit of air on your hand. If you feel a rhythm, we mean doing your breaths thelot of air, you need to practice making it only same way every time, so that you create aa little. Again, if you find that after several steady flow of ions. You are doing thebreaths, you are getting dizzy or light- exercise right when you can go to the veryheaded then you are breathing too fast. end of your breath without gasping. ThenWhen you slow down your breathing your when youre practicing the chi gungdizziness will go away. As you are able to breathing in the other exercises, or whilecontrol your vocal cords in your throat, you meditating, you wont be going to the end ofwill get a better pattern of breathing your breath, but about 50% to 75% of it.without the fluctuation that occurs whenyou are first learning. PART II - TENSION EXERCISES The tension exercises are designed toYIN CHI RHYTHM help you individualize your joints and To create the yin chi rhythm, which muscles, so they work independently fromattracts things, you do the exact opposite of each other. We know that when the tapethe yang chi. You want to inhale making the says to tighten up your right toe, your wholesame audible noise (the "hahhhhhh" sound) leg will most likely tighten. If you practicethrough your mouth. You should try to regularly, learning to concentrate on onlymake your inhale (still deep breathing) last the part of the body were talking about, youas long as you can and then exhale for only a will find that you will be able to tighten upsecond or two. Make sure you are actually only your foot instead of your whole leg; ortaking in air flow and not just making the only your hand instead of your whole armsound - your lungs will slowly fill up (first and chest. You will find that these exercisesthe bottom, then the top) as you are inhal- will really improve your speed with regularing. When you first start doing this type of practice. This is because the tendons andbreathing it will feel a little uncomfortable; muscles in your arm or leg wont be slowingbut as you continue to practice, it will be- you down while throwing a punch or kick, ascome easier to do. We recommend that you they do when theyre in a constricted state.practice the breathing (yin and yang rhy- Remember that a relaxed body is muchthm) nine to ten times throughout the day faster than a tight one. During the tensionfor several minutes at a time, so your body exercise, you should be breathinggets used to the exercise, and it becomes rhythmically (chi gung breathing) the sameeasier to do. It usually takes a week or so of amount in as you are out.practicing the breathing exercises to become Because many of you are anxious to seeproficient at them. something happen, the tape tells you to move to your practice hanging object andON THE TAPE throw your chi at it. Do not use the straw for You should try to use the tape provided, throwing your chi - you need the straw forand go through each of the exercises once a learning to use the yang and yin chi forday. If you find this tape goes too fast or manipulation.slow for you to comfortably use, record yourown tape (instructions are in the booklet). PART III - ORGAN BALANCINGUsually the tape provided will work if the EXERCISESannouncers heartbeat is close to the same The next set of exercises is designed toas yours. keep your organs in good working condition. The chi gung breathing exercise (Part Ion the tape and in the booklet), where youput a weight (such as a book, or even a © 1995-2001, SPC • USA. All Rights Reserved. 2 Printed in USA Form NO. 95201
  3. 3. To do these exercises properly, you want to find that any part of your body doesnt wanttighten up your hand and place it on the to relax, try tightening that part and thenorgan (use the poster provided in order to relaxing it. Concentrate on the energy flow.know where to put your hand). You should The tension exercises constrict your arteryconcentrate on and visualize each organ flow and the relaxation exercises help towhile breathing in an even inhale and enlarge them. Your chi flow will increaseexhale type chi gung rhythm. While inhaling with practice. This is an important part oftry to imagine the energy flowing out from the program. Learning to both constrict andthe organ and into your hand. When you enlarge your arteries helps keep themexhale, try to imagine the energy flowing flexible, to keep you in a healthy state offrom your hand into the organ. With being. It will also help keep your arteriespractice you will find that your hand will clear of plaque buildup which causeswarm up and you will actually feel this hardening of the flow. Normally, you will feel theenergy leave your hand and go into the MEDITATION TECHNIQUESorgan on the exhale, after you have been The next two types of meditationspracticing a while (usually after a week or (standing and lying down) can be practicedtwo). Feeling the energy leaving your organ after going through the tape exercises. Theand going into your hand on the inhale standing meditation used in conjunctionnormally takes a lot longer. With practice with the lying down meditation will provideyou will be able to feel the energy flow in you with the fastest method possible forboth directions. As you train your body to be building your chi energy stronger. If youmore sensitive, the energy will become find the standing meditation too hard to dostronger. at first, practice doing the slow moving and Its very important that you go through lying down meditation exercises daily forthis part even if you think youre in great awhile, and slowly add the standingshape physically. It will help insure that you meditation exercise into your chi buildingstay that way. For the organs to function routine.well, they need as much bloodflow aspossible. Even if one of the organs has been STANDING MEDITATIONremoved, still cover it, since it will help The standing meditation exercise is theprotect the cavity from disease. The hardest to perform, but is also the quickeststatements you repeat either out loud or to way to build strong yang chi. You performyourself are designed to improve your this exercise by standing in a horse stance ifmental attitude. Externalizing chi requires you are familiar with martial arts term-mental as well as physical effort. inology or by standing with your feet a little farther apart than shoulder width. You PART IV - SLOW MOVING should have only a slight bend in your knees RELAXATION EXERCISES if you are just learning to do this type of Part IV goes through the relaxation exercise. Hold your arms out like you were(slow moving meditation). This exercise was carrying a basket of apples, but dontdesigned to help your circulation and energy interlock your fingers. There should be atflow. This exercise is shown from an least a five to ten inch distance betweenadvanced form, where you are sitting in a your hands and you should spread yourcrossed legs (lotus position) fashion. If you fingers (keep a slight gap in between eachfind this position too uncomfortable, lie flat finger). Keep your elbows close in to youron your back with your knees bent. or sit in sides, as this will allow you to do thea chair. The important thing is that you get exercise longer without as much pain oryour body to completely relax during the strain on your back. You should keep yourexercise. To do this, you need to let your back straight and your head looking straightarms and legs go completely limp, so that ahead not looking toward the ground. Asyou take all movement out of them. If you your body gets used to doing this exercise it © 1995-2001, SPC • USA. All Rights Reserved. 3 Printed in USA Form NO. 95201
  4. 4. will get a little easier to perform. If you. are areas of the body. Also practicing thejust beginning this type of exercise, try to meditation, with your arms out from your stand in this position for five minutes in the body with the palms of your hands facingmorning and five minutes at night. When toward the ground will help you build ayou can perform this exercise for the whole larger energy field wave.five minutes for a full week, you should start When you first start doing the standingadding a minute a day until you can perform meditation, your body may begin to sweatthe standing exercise for thirty minutes. (sometimes a little and sometimes a lot).Some people perform this exercise for a This is normal as your body gets rid ofwhole hour or longer, and are able to build toxins which have built up in the body. Yourhuge amounts of energy. It takes most body may shake or tremble when you firstpeople several months of practice to get to start doing the exercise. This will change asthis level. you are able to relax your body even though While doing this standing meditation it is in a state of tension from the exercise.try to concentrate on chi gung breathing. As you learn to hold the stance longer andDuring your inhale try to visualize yourself longer, you normally will feel different sucking up energy off the ground and make strange sensations happening inside yourthe energy travel up your legs and into your body. As you open up your chi channelschi point. You should breathe through your (which simply means your bloodflow isnose on the inhale and out your mouth with better), you will feel a stronger energy fieldthe exhale. It normally takes several weeks wave. As you learn to externalize your chi,of practice before you are literally able to you will sweat less as the energy used by thefeel this energy flow pattern traveling up body to sweat will be used to build ayour legs. stronger field wave. Simply learning to On your exhale (while chi gung breath- mentally concentrate on the energy flow anding), you should switch your concentration less on your body pain allows this process toto your fingertips. While exhaling mentally take place.feel the energy shooting out your fingertips. You use this standing meditationAt first, your fingertips will heat up and method to build your yang (repelling) chilater you will start feeling the heat energy stronger when using it for a steady flow ofcoming out your fingertips. The energy will energy. You can use the pump build methodfeel like a magnetic field wave coming from. on Page 25 of the Chi Power Plus bookletyour fingers. (and on the tape) if you want to build a To make a smaller-in-diameter energy surge of chi quickly for yang throws orlaser beam (electrical-magnetic field wave) breaks. shoot out your index finger, you shouldpractice doing the standing meditation with LYING DOWN MEDITATION only your two index fingers pointing at each You should get into a comfortable other with at least a 3-4 inch gap between position where you are lying flat on your them, with the rest of your hand closed into back on your bed, with your arms out from a fist. This will allow you to put out the your body at a 45 degree angle. The palms of candle easier. your hands should be down on the bed. For To create a much wider energy laser the first few minutes take even breaths in beam shooting from your hands, all you and out that are slow and relaxing (chi gung need to do is turn your hands so that more breathing). After that, taper of ton your of your palm is showing toward each other breathing so that you are barely breathing and concentrate on the heat energy going in and out. Just like on the tape get each out the palms of your hands. People part of your body to relax. Next, concentrate normally practice this method to build their on each of your toes and fingers. Start in a healing power techniques. Used with clockwise direction and mentally feel each acupressure, this type of healing method can individual finger and toe, starting with your be used for deeper penetration to the sore left hand, going to your left foot, then right © 1995-2001, SPC • USA. All Rights Reserved. 4 Printed in USA Form NO. 95201
  5. 5. foot and right hand. You should be able to some people longer than others to do andmentally feel each finger and toe without has a lot to do with how much stress youmoving them; if you cant at first, then make have in your life. As with all the techniquesthe smallest amount of movement possible, you are learning, the more you practice thein order to be able to feel them. As you better and easier they become.practice doing this exercise, it will becomeeasier and easier to feel the energy. It will CHI AS A SURGE OF ENERGYfeel like a tingling sensation at first and The chi energy works as a surge ofafter awhile you should be able to feel the energy or as a steady flow. To make a surgepulse rate in each finger and toe. This helps of chi all you do is make a quick inhale andto enlarge your arteries. Spend five seconds quick exhale. You will find that using thementally concentrating on each individual Joshua shout, where you make the "yah"finger and toe. After going through five total sound as you quickly inhale and the "whah"clockwise rotations, you should be able to sound as you quickly exhale, will give you afeel a good energy flow. Remain on your bed great deal of power with practice. For a yangin this position for about 25-30 minutes. The chi throw or break, it is important to get therest of the time can be used for moving the timing down, so that your exhale and flip ofchi to different parts and on learning to open the wrist for the throw is at the same time.your third eye. You may at first feel a little For breaks, the contact to the board or brickstiff or find that your body may twitch here should be made at the same time as yourand there, but these symptoms will go away exhale breath for best results. The circularwith a little practice. You will find that this motion (or partially rounded movements) welying down meditation will be very effective are talking about when doing a yang throwin helping you to build yin (attracting) chi. can be done two ways. One way is to make If you have been doing a lot of weight the throw like a ridge-hand throw in karatelifting, or other muscle building exercises, or like throwing a discus in gymnastics. Theyou may need to spend a considerable second way is to make the throw like youamount of time practicing the lying down were throwing shurikens (throwing stars) ormeditation and the blood-washing exercise a frisbee. Make sure you flip your wrist withbefore you can see any results from the rest the exhale. Your concentration must be onof the program. the target. With practice you will find youVISIONS can get farther and farther away from an Normally you will go through several object and still hit it.stages of relaxation before you are able tosee visions through your third eye (the whitearea between your eyes like on the poster). CHI AS A STEADY FLOW OF ENERGYIn the first stage you arent relaxed enough, For manipulating, you need a steady so all you feel is some tingling sensations flow of chi. To move the straw away fromhere and there. In the second stage, you may you or to put the candle out (yang chi), you see different colors or negative images. You must make a lot longer exhale than inhale.may also feel like youre floating on air or Make sure your breathing is slow andhave some other type of strange sensation. relaxed, and that you are not tensing up the The third stage, where you are really able to wrong part of your body. In other words, if get into a deep state of relaxation, will open you are tensing your feet as you try to move the door for visions. Even in the third stage the straw, all your chi energy will go down you will not see visions every time. A true to your feet, and you wont be able to movevision is Gods message especially for you the straw. Also make sure you are and He is the one who will reveal its concentrating on the straw (about an inch meaning, sometimes even months later. from the end of it) or the wick if looking at Dont be discouraged if you cant reach this the candle. Dont concentrate on tightening level of competence right away as it takes your chi point or gut, as it will happen naturally when you are doing the breathing right (if you concentrate on your chi point © 1995-2001, SPC • USA. All Rights Reserved. 5 Printed in USA Form NO. 95201
  6. 6. the energy will come out there or simply type energy flowing from one palm to the stay there). As you get better and are able to other. You may feel this energy right away create more chi energy you will find that you or through practice be able to develop it.will not have to tense up your body or use as Most people will be able to feel it the firstmuch energy getting the chi to flow out of time they try the exercise. If you have ayou. The candle exercise may make you hard time feeling the energy, start bybreak out in a sweat when you first try it, concentrating on one palm at a time, feelingbut with practice it will become easier to do the air touching the palm. Theres usually atand take a lot less concentration. Try least 20 degrees difference between yourcutting the wick of the candle down as much body temperature and the air in the room,as possible (until it almost goes out by so with just a little bit of concentration, youitself). When you are able to get it out like should feel the air. Then concentrate onthat, you can let the wick get longer and feeling the energy flow from palm to palm.longer until you dont need to cut it down You will find that with a little practice, youanymore. Then to make it harder, try to get will be able to still feel this energy flow evenfarther and farther away from the candle though you spread your hands out fartherand still be able to get it to go out. You will and farther away from each other. Try thisfind practicing your standing meditation Palm Test before and after you go throughusing the index finger only method will the chi exercises, and you will see a bigenhance your ability to put out the candle, difference.since this will allow your body to put off asmaller in diameter field wave. Practice A TYPICAL CHI PROGRAMputting the candle out by using either your A typical chi program consists of:eyes or your index finger. stretching and warm up exercises, going When you inhale, your body puts off through the blood washing/sensitivitymore negative ions than positive ones, which exercise, listening and going through thecauses things to be attracted to you. To get provided tape (or one that you have recordedthe straw to come to you, breathe yin chi. with just the exercises on them), performingMake your inhale much longer than your the meditation exercises and working onexhale. Deep breathe slowly and relaxed. some of the chi exercises like the straw orPoint your finger at the end of the straw you candle, etc. Then practice your own style ofwant to come toward you, take a long slow conditioning exercises or martial arts forinhale, and think in your mind you want the whatever style you enjoy doing (or practicingend of the straw to turn toward you. yoga, katas, aerobics, etc.). BeginnersRemember that your focus must be on where normally spend 45 minutes daily doing theyou want the chi to go. chi exercises, and later extend the time to an hour or 90 minutes as they train their bodyPALM TEST EXERCISE to handle it. One way to check on how much chi youhave right now is to do this exercise. Sit or PLEASE NOTE:stand, putting your hands in a praying Weve added this information to yourposition (where the palms of your hands are package to further explain some of theright against each other). Next, spread your important points of the program, and tohands apart about 10 to 15 inches, keeping cover the most frequently asked questions.them parallel or horizontal with each other. If you still have questions or problems,Slowly move your hands an inch or two please write, or call when you can talk to antoward each other, then an inch or two away instructor, Monday thru Friday, noon till 8from each other. Slowly repeat several pm Eastern Time Zone.times. Concentrate on the palms of yourhands. You should be able to mentally feelthe palms without physically touching them.You should feel a slight tingling or magnetic © 1995-2001, SPC • USA. All Rights Reserved. 6 Printed in USA Form NO. 95201
  7. 7. Blood Washing/Sensitivity Training This exercise should be performed three Perform this exercise as described for twotimes daily. It only takes a couple of minutes to weeks. After two weeks, start adding into thisdo and. over time will really help improve your exercise the following variation. When you get tochi. Perform the exercise when you first get up the part where you are ending your third rota-and just before going to bed. The third time is tion of rubbing around your body, you shoulddone before going through the recorded chi tape change to doing the fourth rotation like this:exercises. The exercise is designed to stimulate Instead of actually resting your hand on yourall your surface skin nerve endings on your arms left shoulder, start with your right hand aboutand legs, so that better communication between an inch or two above the surface skin of theyour brain and the individual joint, muscle, or shoulder. Perform the exercise just as before,tendon will take place. The more you stimulate except you are not making actual skin contactan area the stronger you make the communica- this time. Even as you get to the part where youtive pathway. Your nerves control the small . gently squeeze your fingertips or toe tips, youmuscles that surround the arteries which help dont want to actually make contact, but still gocontrol the bloodflow. By physically stimulating through the process. Do a fifth and sixthyour skin nerve endings, you make them more rotation.sensitive. The more sensitive you make the areas, the easier it is to mentally feel that area. Then complete the exercise by putting bothThe daily practice of this exercise will help hands above your head so that your fingertips sensitize your body. are almost touching. Your palms should be facing toward the top of your head, but should To perform this exercise you can either sit be three to four inches above the skin surface ofor stand. Take your right hand (palm down) and your head. Next bring your hands slowly downput it on your left shoulder. Start lightly rubbing the front of your body (not making contact) untildown the outside of your left arm (rubbing you reach your chi point. You should start yourslowly, touching all the skin surface area) until inhale as your hands leave your head area, andyou reach your fingertips. At the fingertips, finish the inhale as your hands stop at your chishghtly squeeze the tips of each finger and point. You should exhale into your chi point,thumb. Then start rubbing up the inside of your then tighten up your whole body for a secondleft arm to the armpit. Next, rub down. from the just as you finish your exhale.left armpit, down the left side, down the outsideof the left leg, until you get to the foot. At thefoot, you should rub the entire foot area and With time you will feel your chi actuallyslightly pinch each toe tip. Then, rub up the stimulating and bouncing off your skin surface,inside of the left leg to the groin. At the groin even though you are not making change hands, Starting with your left hand,rub down the inside of your right leg to the foot. This exercise will also help your chiRub your entire right foot and slightly pinch circulate better throughout your body, and keepeach toe. Rub up the outside of the right leg, up you properly polarized (maintaining a better the right side till you reach your armpit. Next, positive and negative ion flow). rub down the inside of your right arm to the fingertips. Slightly pinch each fingertip and When you first start, you might want to thumb. Rub up the outside of the hand, up the perform this exercise with only your shorts on. outside of the arm to the right shoulder. This With. practice you can feel the energy with or process should be done three times m the same without clothing being there. clockwise method each time you perform the exercise. © 1995-2001, SPC • USA. All Rights Reserved. 7 Printed in USA Form NO. 95201
  8. 8. Bone Marrow Energy Packing This is an advanced exercise to be per- seconds, covering all your lower organ areasformed only after you are able to externalize and the pelvic area (front and back). Then,your chi. You should be able to at least move move up to your lungs and neck and con-the straw around (while it is hanging from tinue to pack for another 10-15 seconds. Ifthe string) in either direction or at least feel needed, take a quick inhale of air before youa fair amount of heat energy coming from continue to the chest and neck. Again startthe palms of your hands when you do the slowly exhaling as you pack. Next) reachPalm Test Exercise in "How To Start Your down and grab more energy and again startChi Power Plus Program". This exercise the packing process. You should performshould be performed right after you do the this exercise for at least three or four"Blood Washing/Sensitivity Training". It will minutes at a considerably if you can do the exercisenear live plants or trees. PART 2: When you have practiced Part I enough times that you can strongly feel the PART 1: Begin by sitting on a bench or chi travel up your legs, youre ready to addthe side of a bed (later on, youll probably Part 2. Reach down and grab more energy,prefer standing). Start the exercise by and while slowly exhaling, pack it into eachbending over and reaching down with your arm and into each leg. Remember that youhands and arms toward your feet. Keep the dont touch the surface. After you exhale andpalms of your hands turned in toward your before you inhale, tighten up your body tobody, with at least a 5-6 inch gap between squeeze and condense the energy in. Be sureyour palms and your legs. Get a mental you are thinking of the bone area you wantpicture or image of your hands acting like the chi to condense into. Do as many grabsvacuum cleaners sucking up energy off the with inhale) and packs with exhale, as itground around your feet. Reach your hands takes to cover the entire length of your armsout, with your fingers spread wide, and and legs.gather in the energy. Slowly lift your handsup your legs toward your chi point area, as To finish the exercise, whether youreyou take a long relaxed inhale thru your doing only Part I or both parts, you shouldnose. Your body and hands should be do three more Blood Washing rotationsrelaxed. As you lift your hands, think of the where you rub down your body withoutenergy spiralling up your legs and into your actually touching the skin.chi point. Even if you have not built up enough Next, start packing the chi energy into lung capacity to inhale for 10-15 seconds oryour organs like you would pack snow on a exhale for 30 seconds, you can still do thesnowman, as you make a long relaxed exercise. With practice, your lungs willexhale through your mouth. You are not expand, allowing you longer breaths. Whenactually making contact with your body, but you regularly perform this exercise, your chikeeping your palms at least 5-6 inches from power, along with your ability to externalizeyour body as you pack. Your palms should it, will increase cupped tensely so you can pack in a lot ofenergy. Pack in the chi energy for 15-20 © 1995-2001, SPC • USA. All Rights Reserved. 8 Printed in USA Form NO. 95201